I’ve always been interested in anything that has got to do with personal well-being and anything good for the environment. So it wouldn’t be too much a surprise for me to enjoy studying what I’m tasked to learn- how the body function, harmful chemicals and I will also be turning up the radar I have for such wellness purposes. It’s just that I wished I was more attentive in chemistry and biology classes back in school.
Well it’s never too late to begin! So I aim to be the expert in terms of health and nutrition and I’m going to be dishing out certain tips on things to embrace and other things to stay away from. As what they always say, until you can teach it, you may not fully understand what you’ve learned.
Over the years I have thoughtful friends who text me “Happy Good Friday” as a form of well wishes because they thought it to be a happy occasion especially since it’s a public holiday. I’ll always use that chance to share with them what Good Friday is about and how we Catholics ‘celebrate’ it. Then almost automatically they’ll feel bad when they realized that that day really actually commerates the death of Jesus. But I’ll be quick to have Easter Sunday in the picture and how we celebrate His death and resurrection. I still love them very much!
What is Good Friday? Well that’s simple to answer. It’s basically the passion of the Lord.
But Why does Jesus have to die? Text book answer of course is to save us. But reading this explanation from CS Lewis really helped to shed some light. The web also led to an explanation from Pope John Paul
After meeting TT briefly after I left office this morning, have I realised that I’m much fresher and happier!
Reflecting much on it- I decided to pick up my book “Sleeping with bread: holding what gives you life” and start on my nightly examen. To have my nightly examen to discover God’s purpose for my life. Doing more of what gives me life and doing less of what doesn’t.
So for an example:
For what moment today am I most grateful? AND For what moment today am I least grateful for?
Burnout comes not primarily from doing too much, but from doing what we don’t really want to do - so that one foot is moving forward and the other foot is trying to run away.
I love the fact that I have 1 1/2 off for this week!
Should be leaving home to office then to Raffles in a while. The plan today is to formulate my goal chart. I know I really want to get promoted to Assistant Manager by the end of the year and BM by next mid year. I will make sure I gun it down and finish my unfinished business before leaving for my next adventure!
Gradually learning to listen to God’s silent prompting and slowly understanding my purpose in life, God’s purpose for my life.
I miss typing away. My current job doesn’t require me to have so much contact with my laptop so I hardly have the chance to type paragraphs and paragraph. I’m quite sure there are people out there who would love to change jobs with me and exchange their computer screens for my roadshow events.
Looking back, the only time I massively used my laptop much was when I was in my final year in uni when I had to write my thesis. I missed those days! I love the feel of my fingers running across the keyboard and the sound of each and every note that forms sentences after sentences on my computer screen. I remember having someone whom I was talking to who could actually hear my unceasing typing on my laptop. I want to come back to the laptop; to document my travels, to share my experiences and thoughts. Photos I shot hardly gets onto the web cos’ I’m just too lazy to make it happen. But this is something I have to change. Laziness! Or rather reduce.
I love how I have to form proper sentences (though I’m not surprised if I have grammar mistakes in here already! My grammar is really bad) and express it out.
Something about everyday working life that I would like to comment. It’s extremely monotonous. Understanding that all forms of work comes with a level of repetitive. I’ll learn to love what I’m doing. I’m staying at my current job because I wish to learn some more skill sets like interviewing, running sales/product trainings. Of cos’ most importantly, continue to impact more people positively and bringing God’s presence.
Having a book to read regularly is such a privilege, especially after reading “Half the Sky” by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn.
It’s about the underprivileged women in the other part of the world we may never be aware of if we don’t read about them. I wish there are more news-worthy articles in the papers these days. Becoming more aware of bigger problems happening to girls my age (or even younger) around the world, continuously reminds me of my dream to become a philanthropist or a social entrepreneur or both! Reading non-fiction books like Half the Sky has also reminded me to be grateful to what I have at this very moment, as well as to give back to the less fortunate.
Reading is important, so is keeping a journal. I have in possession both written as well as the e-journal aka blog. Penning down our thoughts keeps our train of thoughts alive with pondering and reflections done. I want to look back and remember how far have I come, continue to leave my trace behind and look forward to the future to embrace more challenges and life’s journey.
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”— Eleanor Roosevelt (via justbesplendid)
I’m a pure sucker for book fairs. I spend as much money on books as I do on accessories. And because of my disorganised self or the lures of procrastination, the books are found everywhere, especially on my drawers aka make-do table. There’s just this irresistible charm about books that I just simply cannot find in e-books.
Reading opens our mind and broadens our perspectives in life. It sheds light on daily occurrences and our thought processes; keeping me very energised and always inspired with things I want to work on and improve.
I believe reading and writing is something innate, something waiting to be groomed to its potential. Maybe that explains my queer inclination towards extraordinary-looking stationary and the insatiable appetite for books.
Here’s one to share; Fridays with Philip.
Philip Lee wrote weekly columns for the now defunct newspaper, Streats. I don’t read newspapers because by the time I read them, they’re no longer considered ‘news’. Due to the my work habits and lifestyle, I can only rely on mobile news to keep me relevant. So I’ve only came to learn about Philip Lee’s columns when I chanced upon this book when my roadshow booth was just next to Carrefour book fair last Friday. A person attracted by design, typography and packaging, I picked up the book, glanced through its content and decided that I needed a book like that; thought-provoking commentaries about Singapore/reans. Go get one! You’ll enjoy it and find yourself nodding in agreement with some of his arguments and also in awe of his courage to stand up to talk about injustice.